Cowhorn Featured at the Oregon Culinary Institutue

May 31, 2013

Our wines were recently highlighted for a cheese and wine pairing by Maxine Borcherding Chief Sommelier and Wine Educator at the Oregon Culinary Institute. You can find her interview or blog post by searching for her blog “In Maxine’s Glass” or blog post “Celebrate Spring with 5 Great Cheese and Wines to Pair With Them”.

– Karla

Happy Memorial Day Everyone!

May 24, 2013

Are you wine tasting in Oregon for Memorial Day weekend? Plan to stop by our tasting room Saturday or Sunday 11am-4pm. We will be closed on Monday.

– Barbara Steele

Thank You Uncorked

May 21, 2013

Thanks to all who came and visited us on Sunday during the Applegate Valley Wine Trail’s Uncorked event! We enjoyed meeting everyone while pairing both wines. We are open everday except Monday from 11-4 if you’d like to taste more of our wines.

– Karla Noyola

Farm Day #1 Asparagus

May 20, 2013

The first Farm Day at Cowhorn was a great success! Club Cowhorn members learned about asparagus harvesting, and then took a “stab” at it. If you weren’t there, asparagus is harvested by stabbing the spear with a razor blade-like harvesting tool.

After picking, we sat down for a few glasses of wine and a lunch of beef sliders, grilled asparagus, and toasted arugula crostini. I was able to prepare this lunch using all ingredients from our own farm, from things local to our immediate community and from other club members. For example, the beef was grilled by Gareth Plank, owner of Scott River Ranch. During lunch he gave a wonderful talk about how he raises his gorgeous cows, the attention he gives them and how that defines the beef you eventually serve at your table. It is the first “localvore” meal I have ever cooked and served, and it felt fantastic! Like Gareth, we put a lot of care into how we farm. It was wonderful for Bill and me to share with our guests the spring specialties of Cowhorn!

– Barbara Steele

A Great Time Was Had by All at Spring Release!

Thanks to all the club members who visited us on Saturday during our Spring Release Party! We enjoyed pouring our new wines, getting to know new faces, seeing old faces and sharing our Biodynamic farming and winemaking story. Thanks for your support!

– Karla Noyola

New Release – 2012 Spiral 36

May 18, 2013

With the 2011 Spiral 36 receiving 91 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, and a Wine of the Year selection from Wine Spectator columnist Matt Kramer – the 2012 Spiral 36 has some big shoes to fill.  However, as our vineyard matures, it’s teaching us how to make our Spiral 36 even better!

This time around, the rich flavors of Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne are tightly entwined, flooding your mouth with tropical and citrus fruit flavors that persist on the palate.  Sip this wine alone or pair it with full-flavored dishes and strong cheeses.  If you can, stash a few bottles for later in the year, when the wine will show even greater complexity.

– Barbara Steele


2012 Spiral 36 Set to Release at the End of May

May 17, 2013

We are releasing the 2012 Spiral 36 on Monday May 20th with a special pre-release tomorrow for Club Cowhorn members. We should have it added to the website shortly as we just finished the tasting notes.

– Karla Noyola